Signs You’re Not Drinking Enough Water
If you suffer from more than two of these signs you may not be drinking enough water. Grab a glass and get hydrated, now!
Do you know the signs that you’re not drinking enough water? Our bodies are approximately 70% water and that water is needed by all the cells and organs in the body for them to function properly. Water lubricates our joints, protects the spinal cord and other sensitive tissues. It regulates our body temperature and assists the passage of food through the intestines. For this reason, drinking enough water is very important for our body’s daily upkeep. Most nutritionists will recommend that we drink at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day. More importantly, we can calculate how much water to drink by dividing our body weight by 2 and use that number to determine how many ounces of water to drink per day. For example, if you weigh 160 lbs, divide that by 2 to get 80 ounces or 10 cups of water per day.
Drinking enough water is important to keep muscles and surrounding tissues hydrated.
Here are 10 signs you’re not drinking enough water.
- being tired
- digestive problems
- joint aches
- decreased muscle mass
- dry mouth
- dry skin
- hunger pangs
- being overly thirsty
Above all, drinking water is the best source of fluid for the body. Beverages such as milk and juices are also decent sources of water. In contrast, beverages containing alcohol and caffeine are less than ideal due to having diuretic properties, that actually increase the release of water from the body. Drinks like soft drinks, coffee, and beer should be countered with proper amounts of water.
As licensed massage therapists, we will not diagnose a medical condition. and consequently, this information is not intended to replace the advice of your medical practitioner. So always seek the advice of your physician first when it concerns relief from pain. Because there are many conditions with similar symptoms and some of these are life-threatening and require medical attention.
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